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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 12, 2016

Former Bank Employee in Great Bend Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $73,600

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A former employee of a bank in Great Bend pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $73,600 from the bank, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Kaden Herman, 19, Great Bend, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a bank employee. In his plea, he admitted he was working for Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, Kan., in May 2016 when the crime occurred. Herman gained access to a key and code that he used to open an ATM at a branch at 1623 Main Street in Great Bend and remove the cash.

When questioned, Herman denied involvement, but witnesses said they saw him when he took the key in to be duplicated. Investigators served a search warrant at his home and found the money.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 27. The government has agreed to recommend three years supervised release. Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

Updated December 12, 2016